Apprenticeship Application

IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE YOU APPLY FOR APPRENTICESHIP

Plumbing, Steamfitting, Welding Apprenticeship for Contra Costa & Alameda Counties

DATE: APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN

TIME: LINK WILL BE ACTIVATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE DURING ABOVE DATES

IMPORTANT:  Prior to submitting an online application, please carefully read all information within this announcement.

  • During application, be prepared to upload required documents.  Do NOT start the application process until you have the required documents at your disposal.
  • You will choose one of the following trades during application:  Plumbing, Steamfitting or Welding.  THIS IS NOT FOR OUR HVAC APPRENTICESHIP.  CLICK HERE IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THE HVAC PROGRAM.  You cannot switch trades during your apprenticeship; therefore, research is recommended.
  • The first 750 applications successfully submitted during the above dates will be accepted to take the exam. 
  • Duplicate applications will be rejected.
  • APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE EMPLOYMENT OR ACCEPTANCE INTO THIS PROGRAM AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION – EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY OPERATED PROGRAM UNDER TITLE 29, OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, PART 30

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

PROOF OF AGE IS REQUIRED WHEN FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION:   Applicant must be at least 18 years of age; or will be 18 years of age by January 2023.  You must upload one of the following with application:

  • Valid Driver’s License, or
  • Valid State Issued Identification Card, or
  • Birth Certificate along with a photo I.D., or
  • Passport

PROOF OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR LEGAL EQUIVALENT: You must upload one of the following with application:

  • High School Diploma, or 
  • General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.), or 
  • Officially Signed Transcripts, or
  • If not yet graduated from high school, Current Official Transcripts

APPLICANT MUST BE PHYSICALLY ABLE TO PERFORM THE WORK OF THE TRADE.

Next Steps after Completing the Application

QUALIFYING TEST:

Applicants who successfully submit and meet the above requirements will be notified within two (2) months after application and scheduled to take a two-part written exam consisting of:  Numerical Ability (Math) and Mechanical Aptitude. The minimum passing score shall be a 75% composite grade. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE APPRENTICESHIP TEST PREP COURSES THAT ARE AVAILABLE.  Be sure to keep a watch for emails from us with your Test Date and Time.

INTERVIEW:
Applicants successfully passing the qualifying written exam will be notified with-in two (2) months and scheduled for an oral interview with the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

ELIGIBILITY:
Upon completion of the oral interview, applicants will be evaluated based on their qualifying written exam score and oral interview results. Applicants will be ranked accordingly (highest scorer and down), by trade, and will be placed on an eligible waiting list for possible admission once openings become available for the apprenticeship program.

TERM:
A minimum of five (5) years of on-the-job training and five (5) years of school. Apprentices attend classes two-three (2-3) nights per week, with the possibility of one (1) 10-hour day of classes every other week for the first two (2) years.  Some Saturday classes may apply.

HAVE THE DOCUMENTS READY TO UPLOAD TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION?  OKAY, THEN ANSWER THE REQUIRED AGE QUESTION TO GET STARTED.

Will you be 18 years old by January 1st, 2023?